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Nipoaloha Brings Back Edo Era Japanese Art for Spring 2020

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Who would have thought that Ancient Japanese art would fit so well with today’s streetwear? Japanese label Nipoalaha got their prints and motifs for their Spring 2020 collection all the way from the country’s mid-Edo period. Think indicate drawings of various flora and fauna, rendered in the most sensational colorways. 

Edo Period Japanese Art Meets Modern Streetwear

Specifically, the brand took inspiration from the works of master painter Itō Jakuchū, who one of the most prominent artists of the mid-Edo period. Famous for his colorful depictions of plants and animals, it’s no wonder the intricate imagery works well with Nipoaloha’s easy pieces. 

Decorating a wide range of button-down shirts, silky bombers, and free-form trousers, the line captures the maximalist essence of streetwear. With, notably, a touch of ancient culture. The latter is slowly but surely becoming the brand’s indelible signature.

Customers often come to Nipoaloha for that slight tinge of Japanese style. Though it all still looks cool and contemporary. 

Free-Flowing Street Styles 

Despite the elaborate motifs, however, the collections’ silhouettes remain easy, elegant, and simple. influenced by the free-flowing shirts of Hawaii, the clothes almost look like that regional staple. Only upon closer inspection do the differences appear.

The shirts remain breezy and beautiful, making them versatile for any streetwear look. The bomber jackets, on the other hand, are slightly larger in shape but still minimal overall. As for the pants and trousers? Cool and simple. They flatter any body type and, despite the prints, do not look costumey at all. 

Fancy Feathered Loungewear

Apart from their streetwear releases, the label also included a mini selection of loungewear pieces. Similarly languid in overall structure, they up the luxe factor within the entire spring line. 

Significantly, both looks on offer present beautiful birds as the primary motifs. An albino peacock offsets a navy blue set of separates beautifully, as well as a slightly oversized open shirt. Meanwhile, roosters and hens provide more colorful imagery for another set. They will likely entice the more streetwise fans of the brand. 

It’s going to be a colorful spring 2020 season in streetwear thanks to Nipoaloha’s latest line. What do you think of the collection? See the full offering on their official website! 

Written by Tonie Ong

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